It has been slightly over three months since our last post. We are pleased to announce that we have build and tested extensively our Steam Box prototype. Technical specs are listed at the bottom of the page.
1. Kodi as a media centre, watching videos though Genesys (TV show, movies and DVD)
2. Youtube app on Kodi
3. Launching chrome thru Kodi and streaming videos with Flash and HTML 5
4. Launching Steam thru Kodi and gaming with controller-compatible games. Keys were easy to map and you can download other players’ customised mappings
5. Skype and Webcam functionality. Teamspeak and Mumble
6. Torrent downloading, magnet links. Control through Kodi
7. Browsing facebook and wasting time
Since I am not providing test on emulation due to legal reasons, I will post a video on its functionality should you wish to include it. This youtube video was not created by us but the theme and functionality served as a model for us to base our design on.
Debian is founded in 1993 and named after his previous girlfriend (Debra) and himself, Deb + Ian. They had subsequently married and divorced at 2008. Linux had just been released two years prior to Debian and had little commitment or significance to free software. In fact, there was little sense of direction and Linux is about small businesses promoting their self-needs.
In fact GNU paid little attention to Linux at that time. However, things changed when Debian came along. Debian pioneered the package-based approach to Linux. This was important as a set of standards and guidelines were now available for developers to create their own packages which would fit with Debian. Murdock was subsequently approaced by the FSF and was paid to work on Debian.
Our desktop OS is always meant to be running the latest stable software where possible, but this has to take account experimental, unstable and sometimes old software which have been discontinued but no competitors to follow (yet).
Most people talk about LXDE and XFCE when deciding between which lightweight desktop environment to use with some form of customisable GUI out of the box. Even if you have a powerful computer, using a lightweight desktop will benefit you in some way, for example using Compiz on LXDE will produce beautiful effects with better optimisation of resources.
The new kid on the block is LXQT and version 0.9 has been released for over a year. LXQT is essentially the future form of LXDE, but unlike pokemon, the benefits of evolution is not immediately apparent; the new software is always unstable at first and gradually gets more popular as it becomes more usable and more practical to switch. This post gives general background information about the desktop describes the, experience after tinkering and potential bugs experienced with the desktop.
Release: 10 March 2015
Genre: Simulator, City-building
Developer: Colossal Order, published byParadox Interactive
Relations: Sim City 4
Runs on: Windows, Mac, Linux
Cities: Skylines has described itself to be a modern take of the classic city simulation game and we know what game is worth mentioning: the old game release more than 10 years ago but kept very alive by mods and community improvements, Sim City 4. Cities: Skylines not only created a modern version of the game, it blew anything Maxis or EA has ever created out of the water. It is no wonder why the reviews are overwhelmingly positive on Steam.
“For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” – Luke 7:8-9
Lubuntu, unlike Ubuntu, is a light and efficient system that has no launcher on its own. Whilst Ubuntu users are given Dash to use, Lubuntu users are instead given the opportunity to choose what kind of launcher suits them. A dock is not sufficient at this day and age. Imagine you tell your computer ‘Go!’ but you still have to open a folder, find the file, and double click on it. Now all you need to do is tell the computer what you want and it will execute it for you.
Typing ‘libre’ shows all the options for LibreOffice
Most people would find that the Zeitgeist Indexing system to be the most useful and that allows the person to search for ANY file in the computer system. Thus springs the ‘type what you want’ system. The software has been removed from the default repository in 14.04 and most users are unable to install/make the program work on 14.04. This guide covers the ability of the program as well as on how to install and troubleshoot the software on 14.04.
Wine is a great system to running programs, but there are many alternatives in Linux. The biggest thing people use wine for is games and the most common complain about games running under the WINE compatibility layer is performance. Naturally, most people would default to the propriety drivers to try to optimise performance, which has been the case for a long time until…
Release: 19 September 2014
Genre: Tactical RPG
Developer: inXile Entertainment, co-developed by Obsidian Entertainment
Relations: Fallout series, Wasteland.
This is the first review and guide on our site of a relatively recently released game called Wasteland 2. The reason for selecting this game is because it runs natively and it would be good to highlight the rare gems in the limited linux game library, populated by games which feel incomplete or lack the polish of old school RPGs, such as those resembling more like phone apps rather than full featured games.
The very fact that this is storyline based and has its relation to fallout made me pick it up. This is a personal review, so I will cover my gameplay experience although the developers advertised that the gameplay will differ for every playthrough. Continue reading →